David Norris: Harrison Reed could potentially be a good signing for Leeds United
Leeds United have been linked with Fulham midfielder Harrison Reed, and ex-Whites star David Norris reckons he could come good.
The Daily Mail claimed earlier this month that the Elland Road outfit are one of the clubs keen on keeping the 26-year-old in the Premier League following the Cottagers’ relegation.
The reports claim Leed believe Reed would be an excellent addition to their squad, and while Norris agrees, he hopes the Fulham man is not potentially joining the Whites as Kalvin Phillips’ eventual replacement.
“He’s a good player and I like him a lot so it’ll be interesting to see how he develops over this next 12 months because he could potentially be a good signing,” the former midfielder told Football FanCast.
“I think if Leeds lose Kalvin Phillips at this stage though, then I think it would be underwhelming as a signing.”
Phillips has been linked with an Elland Road exit since the European Championship started, with Tottenham Hotspur, Juventus, Manchester City and Real Madrid some of the sides said to be seen [TuttoJuve].
However, Leeds are not expected to entertain any bids for one of their most influential players and are not certainly considering Reed as a possible replacement.
A central midfielder and cover for Phillips are top of our plans for the summer, and the Fulham star could come in to do a fine job.
However, nothing has been heard of the links with the Craven Cottage favourite in recent days, with Leeds getting linked with midfielders outside of England instead.
We need to strengthen in the middle of the park this summer after an injury blow to Phillips last season proved costly.
The Whites won just two of the nine Premier League games the 25-year-old missed, and head coach Marcelo Bielsa knows he cannot afford to begin the new campaign without a quality cover.
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